As divisive as immigration politics are here Stateside, the immigration situation in Europe represents an existential crisis. In the UK, Labor MP Jo Cox was stabbed and shot by a “Britain First” nationalist. It happened again this week, when a pro-immigrant German mayor was stabbed in a kebab-shop in the town of Altena.
Mr Abdullah said the drunken attacker had been complaining about immigration policy before drawing a foot-long knife and lunging at Mr Holstein.
The owner said: “The mayor came in and ordered a kebab. This guy went up to him a few minutes later and asked if he was the mayor.
“He complained he was hungry and thirsty and said Hollstein was letting too many foreigners into Altena.
“He was very drunk. Then he pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the neck.”
The knifeman has not been named under local privacy laws, but he is believed to be a German citizen.
Violence does not belong in politics. It is wrong when perpetrated by the left, and when it is perpetrated by the right. I might not agree with Mr. Holtsein’s immigration position, but the remedy lies in civil action, not attempted assassination.